Majestic, Ascot team on Polley pic

Duo take German rights

BERLIN — Majestic Filmverleih and Ascot Elite Entertainment have acquired Sarah Polley’s “Away From Her” for Germany.

Majestic will release the pic theatrically in November while Ascot Elite Home Entertainment will handle DVD distribution.

The drama about an aging couple torn apart by the affects of Alzheimer’s stars Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent and Olympia Dukakis.

Pic screened in Toronto, Sundance and Berlin, and grossed more than $4.5 million Stateside after bowing in May.

The joint acquisition with Majestic is a first for Ascot Elite in Germany. The Stuttgart-based company is a subsidiary of Swiss entertainment group Ascot Elite.

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